2017 Graduation


Congratulations on your completion of the Course

The Cornell Education Group would like to formally recognise your achievement at our:

2017 Graduation Ceremony

 Friday 19th May 2017 at 09:00 a.m.

St Matthew in-the-City

            (Corner of Hobson and Wellesley Streets Auckland City)

We invite you to attend and bring along family or friend. As there is a limit to the total number of attendees,

you may bring one guest plus yourself (maximum 2 in total).

If you would like to participate the ceremony then,

Please R.S.V.P to us by the 13th of April 2017 at reception or via e-mail

Please note if we do not receive a reply by the above date, you will be UNABLE to participate in the ceremony.

As this event is a formal occasion graduates MUST wear the specified Regalia to be part of the ceremony:

Diploma graduates Regalia Hire = $80.00 (Rental: $30, Bond*: $50.00)

* The bond fee will be refunded when you return the undamaged regalia on the day

You must make payment at reception for your regalia before the 28th of April 2017.

This will help greatly in our preparation for the ceremony and will allow us to send you further details of the ceremony.

Winner of the 2016

NZ Chefs National Salon 2016

Winner of the 2016
NZ Training Establishment of the Year

(8 Gold, 13 Silver, 12 Bronze Medals)


It is with great pride that The Cornell Education Group accepts the award of ‘New Zealand Training Establishment of the year’ for our Professional Cookery and Hospitality schools.

This is an outstanding results that has demonstrated The Cornell Education Group’s professionalism and excellence in training for the cookery / hospitality industry in New Zealand.

This NZ Chefs National Salon 2016 event ( 28 July – 31 July 2016 at the Logan Campbell Centre, ASB Showgrounds) was dominated by all of the larger training establishments who were present to see the outcomes of the highly coveted awards.

All the staff members at Cornell congratulates the trainers and competitors on a great effort and extremely positive outcome.

This result reflects the extra work that our tutors put into ensuring that our students receive training that is excellent, up to date and relevant to our industry,

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Cornell students punch above their weight at the Parker fight

Cornell students punch above their weight at the Parker fight


Top fight by Joseph Parker and top support by the Cornell hospitality students at the recent boxing event held at the Trust Stadium on 15th of October.

This was billed as one of the biggest sporting events to be held in recent years within the boxing profession. The pressure was on to make sure that those who paid top dollar to attend the heavy weight battle were well looked after and that the food and service was at the highest quality.

The Cornell Education Group again worked in support of the Flametree Kitchen catering company to provide skilled junior staff for both the kitchen operation and the front of house customer service. Over 30 staff members were provided by iCareer, the careers support department at Cornell Institute based in Auckland CBD. The roles covered by the Cornell trainees included food preparation, plating of entrees, mains and desserts, along with beverage service for a seated audience of over 1200 people. The night proved to be a success for the organisers and service was a star performance.

Troy Reid the General Manger of Flametree Kitchen commented on the Cornell students, “Another great event delivered – again the student team did a top job, this one was hard work, my thanks to those who worked, great to have them as part of the service team as they helped to make the night a wonderful success from our perspective.”